With two indulgent weeks in the Marquesas, Tuamotus, and Society Islands, there’s ample time to soak up everything that makes this corner of the world so spectacular. Whether you’re inclined to wander white-sand beaches and read a book in the shade of a palm tree or would rather dive right in to the active pursuits available both above and below water, in the South Pacific, it’s all here waiting for you.
- Roundtrip airfare between Los Angeles and Tahiti
- 14 nights cruise aboard the 5+ star m/s Paul Gauguin
- Round trip transfers from airport to pier and pier to airport (not available with cruise only)
- Paul Gauguin Cruises All-Inclusive Distinctions:
• All onboard meals—breakfast, lunch, dinner, and complimentary 24-hour room service
• Onboard gratuities for room stewards and dining/bar staff
• Complimentary non-alcoholic beverages and select wine, beer, and spirits
• Onboard entertainment, including our own troupe of Polynesian host/entertainers and presentations by local naturalists and a variety of special guests
• A state-of-the-art, retractable water-sports marina featuring complimentary kayaking and paddle boarding
- Exclusive $200 USD per cabin on board credit!
|November 19, 2022||Los Angeles||Cruise Only|
$6370 + $310 tax
$4820 + $310 tax
$6620 + $310 tax
$5070 + $310 tax
$8470 + $310 tax
$6920 + $310 tax
$8780 + $310 tax
$7230 + $310 tax
(includes Butler service)
$10730 + $310 tax
$9180 + $310 tax
|Rates in USD. Per person based on double occupancy.
Single occupancy rates are available from $8780 + $310 tax
Book by Mar 31: Cruise with Confidence. Postpone or cancel your voyage up to 30 days before the departure date of your cruise and receive a credit voucher.
Add on airfare from your departure city to Los Angeles is additional and is available to book 331 days prior to departure.
Offer is valid for residents of Canada only.
|Saturday – November 19, 2022||Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands||Embarkation begins at 3:00 pm||11:55 pm|
|Sunday – November 20, 2022||Sea Day|
|Monday – November 21, 2022||Fakarava, Tuamotus||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Tuesday – November 22, 2022||Sea Day|
|Wednesday – November 23, 2022||Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Thursday – November 24, 2022||Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Friday – November 25, 2022||Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas Islands||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Saturday – November 26, 2022||Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands||8:00 am||6:00 pm|
|Sunday – November 27, 2022||Sea Day|
|Monday – November 28, 2022||Sea Day|
|Tuesday – November 29, 2022||Huahine, Society Islands||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Wednesday – November 30, 2022||Bora Bora, Society Islands||8:00 am||11:00 pm|
|Thursday – December 1, 2022||Taha’a, Society Islands||9:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Friday – December 2, 2022||Moorea, Society Islands||8:00 am||5:00 pm|
|Friday – December 2, 2022||Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands||7:30 pm||11:05 pm|
|Saturday – December 3, 2022||Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands||8:00 am|
Day 1 – Embark the m/s Paul Gauguin in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
The largest of French Polynesia’s 118 islands, Tahiti and its capital city of Papeete are the perfect place to begin your South Pacific sojourn. The Gauguin is already waiting in the harbor for your adventure to begin on the island that’s called “the Queen of the Pacific.”
Day 2 – At Sea
A day at sea is the perfect time to revel in the delicious on board cuisine, relax by the pool, or learn something new. Brush up on the history of the places you’ll visit, chat up one of our interesting guest hosts, or learn about Polynesian culture from Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines.
Day 3 – Fakarava, Tuamotus
Fakarava is an unspoiled paradise in every sense of the word. In addition to the many rare species of plants and animals you’ll find in the UNESCO Biosphere Reserve, it’s also a place of cultural and historical significance, with charming villages, ancient temples, and spectacular coral-adorned churches.
Day 4 – At Sea
Have you met Les Gauguins and Les Gauguines yet? Our onboard hosts are at the ready to share their Polynesian culture, with Tahitian dance and music lessons, hands-on traditional craft demonstrations, and an array of activities for all ages.
Day 5 – Omoa, Fatu Hiva, Marquesas Islands
The Southernmost island in the Marquesas, Fatu Hiva is wild, remote, and spectacularly beautiful. Don’t forget your camera—you’ll be treated to jungle greenery that begins right at the water’s edge; sheer cliffs; and deep, indigo waters. With only 500 residents and only one road, this island is almost completely yours.
Day 6 – Atuona, Hiva Oa, Marquesas Islands
The city of Atuona is a favorite of the yacht set, yet beyond the marina, you’ll find ancient stone tiki carvings, mysterious petroglyphs, and dense, emerald jungle. Where will you start your exploration?
Day 7 – Hapatoni, Tahuata, Marquesas Islands
The leaf-shaped volcanic island of Tahuata may be small, at only 19 square miles, but it’s full of surprises—in fact, its name means “surprise” in Marquesan. Discover the quaint village of Hapatoni, the ancient royal walkway that’s an archeological treasure, and a huge, Vatican-built Catholic church.
Day 8 – Taiohae, Nuku Hiva, Marquesas Islands
Water or land? If you’re an experienced diver, you may want to try a SCUBA excursion while in Taiohae. Or perhaps you’ll explore the village on your own. If you’d like to venture further, consider embarking upon an optional 4×4 excursion through the Taipivai Valley.
Day 9 & 10 – At Sea
Your journey is all about discovery, and the exploration doesn’t end when you board The Gauguin to make your way to your next destination. Indeed, your time at sea is packed with educational opportunities, from lectures given by renowned anthropologists to cooking lessons with the executive chef, and more. Of course, two days at sea mean there’s also ample time to schedule a spa appointment and plan your next adventure.
Day 11 – Huahine, Society Islands
Don’t be fooled by the vibe of this laid-back, secluded island. Many treasures are hidden among the lush rainforest and dramatic terrain. With a bit of exploration, you’ll uncover some of the best-preserved archeological sites in French Polynesia. Underwater treasures await as well, with a SCUBA excursion in the lagoon.
Day 12 – Bora Bora, Society Islands
Like a priceless Paul Gauguin painting come to life, storied Bora Bora is colorful and unforgettable. The landscape alone will have you searching for adequate adjectives, especially once you see the lagoon—“turquoise” just doesn’t do it justice.
Day 13 – Taha’a, Society Islands
As the day unfolds in front of you in Taha’a, where will you go? Exciting shore excursions await, but so does Motu Mahana, Paul Gauguin Cruises’ own private islet. Choose from swimming, snorkeling, kayaking, or simply lounging on the beach with a cold drink from our floating bar. Les Gauguines are also on hand to share musical entertainment and Polynesian crafts.
Day 14 – Moorea, Society Islands
Said to be the inspiration for James A. Michener’s novel “South Pacific” (and the Rogers & Hammerstein’s musical tribute, too), Moorea is a favorite port of travelers, though it might be hard to put your finger on why. The “Magical Island” hypnotizes with multi-hued lagoons, mountain peaks, quaint villages, and pineapples—yes, pineapples. They’re said to be the most delicious in all of French Polynesia. In the evening sail back to Papeete, Tahiti. Don’t worry—your journey hasn’t quite ended yet.
Day 15 – Disembark in Papeete, Tahiti, Society Islands
Tahiti’s capital city of Papeete is where we’ll part ways and say “until we meet again.” But your journey doesn’t have to end just yet—Tahiti’s resorts, spas, restaurants, shopping, and nightlife await.
Itinerary may vary slightly depending on sailing date.
- The nature lover’s paradise of Fakarava offers front-row seats to rare birds, plants, and crustaceans you won’t see anywhere else in the world. And, you won’t need to take an excursion deep into the jungle to see them—many of these exotic species can be spotted from the island’s pink-sand beaches.
- History and culture are in the forefront on the island of Hiva Oa, which is the home of the largest stone sculptures in the Marquesas, which are said to be linked to the famous tikis of Easter Island.
- Live the life idyllic with a memorable day on Motu Mahana, our own private slice of paradise. On this exclusive islet, treat yourself to sand between your toes, the shade of swaying palm trees, a sumptuous barbecue lunch, and, of course, drinks sipped from coconuts.